A Large Group Of Americans Are Refusing To Return To Their Office


A new Robert Half poll finds:

  • 34% of people who’ve been working remotely due to the pandemic say they’d look for a new job if they had to go back in the office full time.
  • When it comes to the most desired work arrangement:
    • 49% of workers say they’d prefer a hybrid work arrangement that would allow them to divide their time between home and the office.
    • 26% would prefer to be fully remote.
    • 25% want to be in the office full time.

As or why many employees don’t want to be fully remote, folks say:

  • Relationships with coworkers could suffer (28%)
  • Decreased productivity while at home (26%)
  • Fewer career advancement opportunities due to a lack of visibility (20%)

But there are some things that could entice workers back to the office. Professionals say their office could show them support by:

  • Giving them freedom to set preferred office hours
  • Offering a personal, distraction-free workspace
  • Offering employer-paid commuting costs
  • Relaxing the office dress code
  • Offering employer-provided childcare
Man working from home with laptop during quarantine. Home office and parenthood at same time. Exhausted parent with hyperactive child.

Man working from home with laptop during quarantine. Home office and parenthood at same time. Exhausted parent with hyperactive child.